Get set up on Canvas

Canvas is RMIT’s Learning Management System. Watch the video to learn how to log in and explore Canvas, then follow the top tips to optimise your settings and get the most out of using it.

Can't see your course?

Some courses are still being prepared for Canvas, so if you can't see yours when you sign in - don't worry! - they should be there soon.

If you've any further questions, contact your teacher/course coordinator.



Canvas top tips

1. Go to Account > Notifications and make sure the Announcement field is set to Notify me right away and Push Notifications are turned on.

2. If you can’t see your course on your Canvas dashboard, then click on Courses in the navigation panel to the left of your dashboard. Scroll down and select All courses at the bottom. If your missing course is in the All courses list, click on the star symbol next to it to make it appear on the dashboard.


If you still can’t see your course this might be because it's still being prepared. Your teachers have been working hard to get your course content ready. It’s a big process, so we’re being careful to make sure we get it right, but rest assured they’ll be up there soon.


If you have any concerns about your course not being on Canvas, then please contact your teacher/course coordinator.


If you need technical support, the details (including 24/7 live chat) are available in the navigation bar on your Canvas dashboard.

3. Find each of your courses assignments by going to your Canvas Dashboard, click on a course, then select Assignments. Familiarise yourself with your assignments and when they’re due.
4. Add to your Profile so that teachers and other students can quickly identify you in course discussions.
5. Download the Canvas Student app for mobile devices and allow notifications. This is important as teachers may communicate room changes to you through Canvas announcements.

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